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Spotlight Article
Date: 2019-01-17
Article Title: The New Tennessee State Museum Featured on the Cover of
The African American Guide To Nashville
Article: It's here!!!! The 2019 edition of The African American Guide To Nashville is now available. Featured on the cover are iconic legends B.B King, Bessie Smith, Ida B. Wells, Jimi Hendrix, Alex Haley and Wilma Rudolph who are just a few international greats who are showcased inside the new Tennessee State Museum. The museum celebrated its grand opening in October 2018 and has been receiving a record number of visitors since. As one of the largest museums in the nation, the 137,000 square feet facility located on Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park connects to the district of historic African American landmarks including Fisk and Tennessee State Universities as well as Meharry Medical College. Showcasing both permanent and temporary collections, the first floor offers a Children’s Gallery, 250-seat auditorium and educational and digital learning centers where lectures, discussions, and films will take place while the second floor houses six temporary galleries that highlight stories on history, music, art and more. Not only is it a great attraction to the city, but the $120 million dollar venue provides history on how the state of Tennessee came to be and also highlights great Tennesseans who played a pivotal role in its establishment.Visitors can get a local and state-wide perspective of the Tennessee diaspora from early settlement to the beginning of statehood to our present day and can explore using interactive and other engaging experiences at the new museum all for free. Come visit Music City’s new addition and discover a unique experience all under one roof!